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    Double plug socket not working...

    Hi all, I woke up this morning to find a double plug socket in the kitchen is not working at all however every other plug in the house is fine, and nothing has tripped etc... I have turned of the mains to the whole house and check behind the plug for anything obvious and all seems fine, no...
  2. Y

    Roller door not working

    Hi guys, I have a 3 phase roller door not working. These are my readings? L1-L2 418v L2-L3 419v L1-L3 415v L1-N 134v L2-N 255v L3-N 247v After checking L1 and Neutral I thought it was a neutral problem but why is it ok for L2 and L3?!?! Thanks
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    Domestic Random Socket Stopped Working

    Hello, I hope this is allowed here! Please let me know if it isn't. Keep in mind I have 0 electrical knowledge. A couple of weeks ago just 1 socket in my bedroom failed. Everything just turned off and wouldn't come back on (seemingly 0 power at all from that socket). But the other socket in...
  4. R

    Socket not working anymore.

    So last night I noticed that the Socket behind the TV was not working. Plugged in my Kewtech plug tester and nothing. So turned off the MCB for the downstairs sockets. Undone the Socket and its been spurred using new colours from the 13A FCU. Changed the 13A fuse in the FCU, checked the cables...
  5. T

    Transitioning to working for yourself

    I’m 23 and for the past year or so I’ve had a steady flow of my own work come in, 2/3 days a week (some stuff I’ve had to get someone else to do as I don’t have time) I want to solely do my own stuff but the transition seems awkward. I sub full time to other companies at whatever long term...
  6. kenny maccuish

    working away from home

    Hi guys my company is planning on sending me to work away at one of our branches which would involve overnight stays in a hotel or b&b. As i have never done this before i was wondering what are the pay rates or expenses i should be expecting to ask for/get. thanks
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    Extractor Fan not working

    Hi all, Very new to electrics so please bare with me... Just moved into a new property. Extractor fan (manrose x100h) in bathroom not working. Took of face plate to find circuit was not connected. Connected wires to correct connections (see picture). Now the fan is running but independent of...
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    Altered ring main, now a DIFFERENT circuit is not working?

    I’ve just altered a ring main by taking 1 leg out of the board and taking it to a spur (then taking a leg back), to add a socket in. After doing so I’ve turned the board back on and everything is working as it should, other than cooker circuit (A radial feeding the cooker/hob, extractor fan and...
  9. happyhippydad

    Working on electrics with 2 supplies.

    I have little knowledge of PV. When working on circuits supplied by a domestic CU, is it fine to just have the main switch off in the CU or should you be isolating the PV as well? The stickers all over the CU's in this example all say to disconnect both supplies.
  10. Gavin John Hyde

    Working at height..........

    Got a customer who wants a ev charger fitted. Only issue he is on 3rd floor, fuse box at front of house.Wants cable taken out then along under window ledges before going down to his parking space below at the rear. Planning have approved it so long as cable painted to match stone afterwards as...
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    Working in (north) London

    We are waiting for a big job to start for us local in Northampton. So for a few weeks, we have been asked to help out at a school extension in Highbury told that we could park on site got there can not park on site only 2 hours max on local roads nearest car park 3 hours max and too far to walk...
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    Working as an electrician in Spain

    Hi guys, Just wondering if I could pick some brains of the guys that are over in Spain. I am in the UK at the moment and thinking about looking at moving over to Spain and work as an electrician, I am UK qualified, have my own place and speak Spanish. Looking to work for a company and just...
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    Trainee Getting Qualified but not working in the industry

    Strange question but I am 25 and working in a completely unrelated industry and I was wondering how I could become qualified as a domestic installation electrician not to work as an electrician but rather to be able to do my own domestic work on my own property safely and to comply with...
  14. mhar

    overheard conversation re 3phase working

    3 people were discussing scheme membership and insurance and it sounded like eiher 'domestic installers,' or their insurance, does not cover work on 3 phase installations. Some 6 months ago I was informed that all WPD supplies to new properties are to be 3 phase and this is now what is being...
  15. Pete999

    Stupid things you have done whilst away working

    Got sent to the Seychelles for a job once, yes more like a holiday, heard it all before, anyway where are the Seychelles? smack dab in the middle of the most Shark infested Ocean in the World, used to go for a dip in the mornings, got odd looks from the locals, wasn't until the barman warned me...
  16. Pete999

    Stories of working in rough dwellings, both Private and Social housing.

    I worked in some real dung holes whilst rewiring a local Council estate in South Twerton in Bath, you could work in one on a pair of Semis real nice people, move next door to a stinking hovel, got taken to the Council de lousing depot more than once, makes you wonder how some people could live...
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    condition report socket not working

    Help having another blonde moment where abouts on a condition report do I record that there is no power to a socket outlet
  18. J

    UK electrician working in Sweden?

    I'm newly qualified and looking at a job doing industrial work in Sweden, however I'm a bit sceptical as I'm not sure how much different it is to UK electrics? I know sockets etc are different, but is there much difference as a whole in terms of how difficult it would be to change to swedish...
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    Domestic Installing LED strips but not working possible short circuit

    Hi all. Seems like a simple fix just need some advice. I was fixing LED strips in the kitchen today. The switch in the kitchen is a 2-gang which powers the LED strips and the ceiling lights. There are 3 seperate LED strips to go around the kitchen, each connected to an LED driver and power...
  20. Sym

    Commercial Anyone here have experience of working in a Hospital environment?

    Hello, as a few of you might know I have got an interview for a job in a hospital tomorrow. I have already received some great advice from some members here, that advice has been truly appreciated. The hospital is now moving premises and the job entails PPM work and reactive maintenance. If I...
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